BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki has hit out at Jadon Sancho, telling Bild that his teammate needs to learn from his mistakes.
|Jadon Sancho.||Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0|
Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki has warned that Jadon Sancho shouldn't be given any 'special rights' despite his extraordinary talent on the pitch.
During his time at Dortmund, the 20-year-old has got himself in trouble on numerous occasions. Most recently, he was fined by the German Football League (DFL) after he was pictured without a mask while getting a haircut at home last month, thus breaching coronavirus restrictions.
In an interview with Bild, Bürki says that the 20-year-old has to learn from his mistakes and that his young age can't always be used an excuse.
"He shouldn't have any special rights. Players his age only learn that if we draw a line together. You can't always say, 'He's still young, he's still young'. There has to be a learning curve eventually," Bürki told Bild and added:
"There are rules in a team. And those who don't adhere to them should be given a sporting punishment. That hurts players a lot more than then they get fined.
"Jadon is a special character, a good guy. And maybe one of the reasons why he is so carefree on the pitch is because he's a very easy-going and relaxed person off it. But it's about finding a balance.
"The newspapers are constantly writing about 'Super Sancho', so it's difficult to make him understand that he has to change something. Since he was 18 or 19, he has been praised as if he's already one of the best players in the world. But that'a long way off," Bürki said.
Bürki believes it would be a 'big loss' if Sancho were to leave this summer, but is confident that some of Dortmund's other young players could follow in the English international's footsteps.
"Should that unfortunately happen, we have many good young players like Mateu Morey, Tobias Raschl and 'Gio' Reyna, who could follow in his footsteps," said Bürki.